On Friday, the nation’s hearts broke as word spread of a tragic massacre involving the shooting deaths of 26 people, including 20 elementary-aged children in Connecticut.
All across the county, the suffering felt by the parents, children, teachers and community of Newtown affected much of the world that watched helplessly from far away.
This week, the Hartland community is organizing a candlelight vigil to help residents mourn and pay their respects to the families affected by the tragedy thousands of miles away and close to home.
The vigil will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19 on the south lawn of the Cromaine Library, village location.
The community is welcome to start arriving at 6:30 p.m. with the vigil starting at 7 p.m.
A musical dedication will take place with Walter Johnson and Trey McLaughlin of Bulletproof Snow performing.
The community is asked to bring their own candles. Donations and other offerings will be accepted during the event.
Goin’ Postal in Hartland has offered to help send the care package from Hartland families to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund set up to help the families and victims.